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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at BCM Sunday, October 29th!

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Brooklyn Children's Museum

145 Brooklyn Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11213

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Join Brooklyn Children’s Museum and volunteer as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos through performance, storytelling, art and hands-on activities.

Tasks for all volunteers include but are not limited to the following:

● Assist educators with museum education programs;

● Assist visitors in the museum locating the various locations for activities;

● Assist distributing printed materials for visitors;

● Other tasks as assigned by the Education Programs Manager.

Schedule for the Day:

Mexican Papel Picado Art-Making 10:00-12:00pm I Intergenerational

Papel Picado is a decorative craft made out of paper cut into beautiful designs. It is considered a Mexican folk art. Families can join a Museum educator as we create our own papel picado decorations!

Mexican Dancing 2:00-2:30pm and 3:15 to 3:45pm Join Calpulli Mexican Dance Company for a performance that celebrates the rich cultural history of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage.

Storytelling 12:00-12:30pm and 1:30-2:00pm

Enjoy a reading of Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book with a BCM Educator. This book celebrates the rich traditions of Mexican culture and introduction to counting in both English and Spanish.

World Brooklyn: Don Paco López Panaderia 1:30-2:00pm and 2:30-3:00pm

Led by a chef in the Global Market’s replica of the Don Paco López Panaderia, children will learn how to make some pan de muerto, the specialty bread of Dia de los Muertos!

Holding History 11:00-11:30 and 1:00-1:30pm

Join our Collections staff to explore the arts and culture of Mexico through BCM’s touchable collection. Visitors are invited to explore pattern, texture, and material through handling real museum objects and learning about their origins.

Live Animal Adventure 4:15-4:45pm

Learn about animals found in Mexico, featuring our own horned lizard, which you can touch!

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